Category Archives: Bitemarks

Forensics: Snakeology of bitemarks against Kerala man who let loose cobra on his wife convicted of murder | Latest News India

I’d love to see the data set produced by this test. During the autopsy of the dead cobra, it was also found that it was starved for a week to make it more aggressive | Latest News India — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: #ForensicOdontology Another victim of America’s greatest forensics fraudster has been exonerated – The Washington Post

Radley Balko has co-authored with Tucker Carrington ‘The Cadver King and the Country Dentist.” This WP piece is just a glimpse into how courts keep supporting over-reaching and fradulent “forensic scientists.” The number of experts who can claim to have … Continue reading

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Forensics: “Self-proclaimed bitemark expert” getting sued. Wrongfully convicted former death row inmate is suing Tampa Police officers who allegedly framed him | Blogs

Richard Souviron is a founding-father of the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Many of his peers have been sued by those wrongfully convicted through their claims of “scientific” accuracy. This case shows the degree of cognitive bias exhibited in their … Continue reading

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Forensics: More ABFO/AAFS bitemark dentists proven wrong. Fish & Richardson Helps Free Sherwood Brown From Death Row

After more than a quarter-century on death row, a Mississippi man wrongly convicted of murdering three women walked free after DNA testing disproved his prosecutors’ case. Attorneys with Fish & Richardson PC took the lead of a pro bono team … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bad faith responses by forensic path org to new study on their members’ decision- making decisions. Authors’ Response to Gill et al Response

Now is huge. The paper by Dror et al that started this tempest is available within this post. Its all about cognitive biases in forensics. Please read it. BTW Gill is the president of the National Association of Medical Examiners, … Continue reading

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Forensics: @The_AAFS needs to act on the continued promotion and use of bitemarks for any purpose. The Junk Science the Justice System Depends on Is a Joke

From bullet prints to hair strands to bite marks to fire analysis, an awful lot of the forensic science simply doesn’t hold up, even as courts keep allowing for it. — Read on http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-junk-science-the-justice-system-depends-on-is-a-joke

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Forensics: Then Trump showed up. 2015 Update: White House Report on Forensics Science: “Eradicate” the Use of Bitemarks. @chronic_jordan @radleybalko

Strange how, in this respect, it seems Trump hasnt left certain bastions of criminal justice. Update on the Update: More on this today (Wednesday July 22, 2015)  from Radley Balko at THE WATCH On Tuesday, July 21, the White House … Continue reading

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Forensics: Bitemarks. Michigan governor Witmer and Innocence community shares how faulty forensic science leads to wrongful convictions

A task force created this year by Governor Gretchen Whitmer continues to meet each month to come up with recommendations and best practices for how forensic science work is used, conducted and assessed in the criminal justice system. — Read … Continue reading

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Forensics: US Courts and Prosecutors recent history of resisting forensic reforms.

http://www.law360.com/articles/1261492/why-courts-still-lag-behind-on-forensic-science

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Forensics: Junk science gets support from DOJ Statement Pushing Dubious Forensic Science Is Challenged by Advocates

Democracy Forward and the Union of Concerned Scientists say the Trump-era statement is biased, inaccurate, and runs afoul of federal law. — Read on theintercept.com/2021/08/08/forensic-science-reform-justice-department/

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